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by adryan
2020-07-29 16:14:35
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Sentence capitalization
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Sentence capitalization

G’day, Martin et al I submit that the current name of that command is somewhat misleading, especially in the absence of any documented description of the intended behavior. Global application could be disastrous if all other text were demoted to lowercase save for the initial letter of each sentence...
by adryan
2020-07-28 02:19:39
Forum: Nisus Writer Express
Topic: Sentence capitalization
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Sentence capitalization

G’day, frazman10 et al

I don’t have Express to check this, but I get the same result in Nisus Writer Pro. The command appears not to be documented in the User Guide for either application. I think its current implementation represents a bug.

Cheers,
Adrian
by adryan
2020-07-24 03:58:55
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Combine 1 Column & 2 Columns in Same Document?
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Re: Combine 1 Column & 2 Columns in Same Document?

G’day, Matt et al

Yes. See P. 175 of the Nisus Writer User Guide where it details information about Columns, including the fact that “Columns are set on a per-section basis”. Information about Sections is on P. 258.

Cheers,
Adrian
by adryan
2020-07-04 06:30:03
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: converting Pages documents?
Replies: 3
Views: 623

Re: converting Pages documents?

G’day, Philip, Myron et al I have both NWP and Pages on my MBP, but my experience is the same as yours, Myron. Pages will not export what it considers to be a “layout” document to RTF. If you Convert to Word Processing (via Page’s File menu) and then export to RTF, you end up wth a blank document. I...
by adryan
2020-07-03 02:26:29
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: How to create a solid line?
Replies: 6
Views: 55360

Re: How to create a solid line?

G’day, ameddo et al I confess to doing that too sometimes, but it is as well to be aware that with that technique solidity is a function of the font. Compare, for example, Lucida Grande and Palatino. Other peculiarities of this technique are that it admits of shadows and that the baseline can be cha...
by adryan
2020-05-30 17:23:29
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Copy/Paste Disabled in Table
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Re: Copy/Paste Disabled in Table

G’day, Al et al This will happen if you don’t actually have something selected. It’s not enough just to position the cursor in a Table Cell: you have to select its contents as well. Then the Copy commands in the Edit menu should no longer be grayed out. If this isn’t the solution, I’m not sure what ...
by adryan
2020-05-28 00:07:19
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: one to two columns
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: one to two columns

G’day, Ulrich et al

I would put the whole thing in two Sections. “HEADLINE” would be centrally aligned in one single-column Section. The list would appear in a separate two-column Section.

Hope this helps.

Cheers,
Adrian
by adryan
2020-05-27 21:10:36
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Space around lists, quotations, etc.
Replies: 26
Views: 9548

Re: Space around lists, quotations, etc.

G’day, ToddO, Mark et al As far as I can determine, setting spacing with Lists by using Paragraph Styles can come unstuck when you need to alter the sequence of List Items. If Items are inserted, deleted or moved such that the erstwhile last Item is no longer the last one, you have to change the Sty...
by adryan
2020-05-11 23:16:38
Forum: The Blank Page
Topic: Calculator in Mojave
Replies: 1
Views: 1267

Calculator in Mojave

G’day, all Something to be aware of if you use the Calculator application in Mojave in RPN mode. When you enter them with the specially labelled keys, e and π are treated as functions when they should be treated as constants. Instead of first lifting the stack and then writing into the X register, t...
by adryan
2020-05-05 13:59:36
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Tip: how to keep adjacent text together on the same line
Replies: 4
Views: 1248

Re: Tip: how to keep adjacent text together on the same line

G’day, Martin et al Yes, such a special-purpose command would be better. The attached file shows the joiner with a clearly non-zero width. In fact, by inserting or deleting characters in a subsequent word in that line, you can see the joiner width expanding or contracting before your very eyes! %22Z...
by adryan
2020-05-04 23:12:08
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Tip: how to keep adjacent text together on the same line
Replies: 4
Views: 1248

Re: Tip: how to keep adjacent text together on the same line

G’day, Martin et al Yeah, but…. It’s not actually zero width, as Align Justify will (usually) demonstrate. As Martin says, you can position the insertion point immediately after the slash, but this has to be done directly with the cursor in that position. You can’t position the cursor immediately be...
by adryan
2020-03-16 02:00:08
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Diacritics in Greek
Replies: 5
Views: 823

Re: Diacritics in Greek

G'day, paieye et al First up, I don't know much about Greek typography. Next, the keyboard shortcuts you quote do not give me the same results using the System's Greek keyboard, so you may be using something else. However, the System also offers a Greek — Polytonic keyboard which allows you to hit o...
by adryan
2020-03-03 23:53:25
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: How to Find All Non-ASCII Characters
Replies: 15
Views: 3019

Re: How to Find All Non-ASCII Characters

G'day, ScottinPollock et al

I suspect that, in the font you are using, those character pairs are ligatures and not distinct ASCII characters.

Cheers,
Adrian
by adryan
2020-03-03 20:44:07
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: How to Find All Non-ASCII Characters
Replies: 15
Views: 3019

Re: How to Find All Non-ASCII Characters

G'day, raybythelake et al A few comments that may be helpful here. For a large range of technical Find/Replace expressions, see (in the Help menu) the Nisus Writer User Guide, P. 470–477. In a situation such as this, the Find expression could be quite complicated. It may be prudent to Find and Repla...
by adryan
2020-01-13 23:53:47
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Active Selection: Text Color
Replies: 5
Views: 1492

Re: Active Selection: Text Color

G’day, salv0 et al

Have you looked here?

Preferences > Appearance > Colors > Selection > Active Selection, then set the color.

Cheers,
Adrian